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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 45' South, Longitude: 16° 56' East

The ground speed is currently 458.54 meters/second, 1650.7 kilometres/hour, 1025.7 miles/hour or 891.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1025.65 miWest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 miSouth1025.63 mi
24 hours0° 03' 10.4"3.62 miWest0° 22' 03.8"25.27 miSouth25.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 12' South, Longitude: 15° 02' East

The ground speed is currently 438.18 meters/second, 1577.4 kilometres/hour, 980.2 miles/hour or 851.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.33 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miSouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 26' 29.6"979.95 miWest0° 11' 19.6"12.97 miSouth979.71 mi
24 hours13° 43' 07.9"930.92 miEast4° 10' 10.5"286.63 miSouth966.84 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MalanjeMon 11:38 AM109 km68 miles59 nm SW
UígeMon 11:38 AM241 km150 miles130 nm WNW
LuandaMon 11:38 AM407 km253 miles220 nm W
LucapaMon 11:38 AM421 km262 miles227 nm E
HuamboMon 11:38 AM464 km289 miles251 nm SSW
LuenaMon 11:38 AM468 km291 miles253 nm SE
TshikapaMon 12:38 PM498 km309 miles269 nm ENE
KinshasaMon 11:38 AM521 km324 miles281 nm NNW
BrazzavilleMon 11:38 AM528 km328 miles285 nm NNW
CabindaMon 11:38 AM631 km392 miles341 nm NW